The mission of the Council on Practice Advancement (COPA) is to advance the athletic training profession in business and employment opportunities, compensation, and brand recognition of athletic trainers as health care professionals. This council is comprised of members from all settings, including clinical and emerging practices, with experience in billing, revenue generation, reimbursement, job creation and practice advancement.


Dan Duffy

Ashley Long

Since 1974, the NCATA has served to support athletic trainers, to promote and advance the profession of athletic training in North Carolina. The NCATA is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association (District 3) and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.     

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